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					                                                                                                                                  Summer 2005

                                       $25,000 in Scholarships Awarded to Five College Students
highlights
Happenings                       2
NHHEAF Network Initiative 3
NHHEAF Teacher of Year 3
CEO Breakfast                    4-5
Student Voice Summit             6
AP Conference                    6
Customer Service Training        7
NHASFAA Award                    7
Developing Leaders               7
Briefs                           8     The 2005 CEO Scholarship recipients from left, Nathan West, Ryan Lang, Cheryl Kitsis and Allison
Calendar                         8     McKay. Not pictured: Andrew Mercer. For more about the CEO campaign, see page 4.

                                                        New Consolidation Guidance Released
                                           New Guidance Allows Borrowers to Consolidate While In-School
                                        The NHHEAF Network Organizations have been following guidance released by the U.S.
                                        Department of Education in May and are allowing borrowers who are still in-school to
 Mission Statement                      consolidate their federal student loans.
 To provide funding assistance to
                                          This change allowed borrowers to lock in the historically low interest rates that
 New Hampshire residents, parents
 and students pursuing a higher         increased nearly two percentage points on July 1, 2005 by completing a consolidation
 education; and to provide quality      application by June 30th. It is the first rate increase in five years. The rates are based on
 service to not only those              the 91-day Treasury bills at the last auction in May.
 individuals, but to the educational      The Organizations notified borrowers of the change by a direct mail campaign sent to
 and financial institutions which       over 14,000 borrowers and releases to the media. "The response has been incredible," said
 participate in and utilize our
                                        Tori Berube, director of customer service. "The Customer Service staff have been
 programs.
                                        handling 150 calls per day from borrowers wishing to explore consolidating their loans."
  We recognize that the quality of
 ongoing services is dependent            To qualify for a federal Consolidation loan, borrowers must have at least one loan with
 upon our maintaining a sound           NHHELCO and a minimum balance of $7,500 in eligible Title IV loans. In order to
 financial base. Towards that end,      consolidate while in an in-school status, borrowers must elect to enter immediate
 we are committed to the ongoing        repayment and waive their six-month grace period on the loans being consolidated.
 evaluation of current services and     Borrowers may then apply for an in-school deferment. This means that once borrowers
 the development of new programs        graduate or are no longer enrolled at least half-time, their federal Consolidation loan will
 which better serve our various         enter immediate repayment with no six-month grace period.
 constituencies and contribute to
 the strength of our organization.             Interest rates                 Stafford, in repayment or    Stafford, in-school,     PLUS*
                                                                                    forbearance*          grace or deferment*


                                           7/1/04 - 6/30/05                               3.37%                  2.77%              4.17%

                                           7/1/05 - 6/30/06                               5.30%                  4.70%              6.10%
                                        * Rates for loans disbursed on or after 7-1-98.
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                     New Hampshire Higher Education



                                                                     Happenings...
                     Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF)
                     Susan Allen, University of NH
                     Patricia Blodgett, Keene State College
                     Joseph L. Chillo, Colby-Sawyer College
                     Michael DeBlasi, Southern NH University
                     Joseph Fagan, Rivier College
Boards of Trustees

                     Virginia Hazen, Dartmouth College
                     Daniel Hebert, NH Partners in Education
                     Susan Jacobs, NH Community Technical
                     College - Laconia
                     James E. Melia, Jr., Citizens Bank
                                                                          New Name                        Welcome New College
                     June Schlabach, Plymouth State University              for CLL                            Presidents:
                     Nanci Tessier, Saint Anselm College
                                                                   On May 9, 2005, the College for
                     Ex Officios: RenØ A. Drouin, NHHEAF                                                    Dr. Stephen E. Fritz,
                                    Network Organizations,         Lifelong Learning (CLL) officially
                                    President & CEO                became Granite State College as         New England College
                                    The Honorable Governor         Governor John Lynch signed House
                                          John Lynch               Bill 99, authorizing the name           Dr. Helen Giles-Gee,
                     New Hampshire Higher Education Loan           change into law.                        Keene State College
                     Corporation (NHHELCO)
                                                                   The name change to Granite State
                     David Bliss, NH Health & Education                                                        Mary Jo Greco,
                     Facilities Authority                          College reflects the college's
                     Julie Dolan, Dartmouth College                significant role in the University          Hesser College
                     Daniel Dubreuil, Mathes Associates Inc.       System of New Hampshire (USNH)
                     Clinton A. Hanson, Jr., Franklin Pierce Law   as an innovative and accessible         Dr. Robert E. Myers,
                     Center                                        statewide college for adults of all   Daniel Webster College
                     Harvey D. Hill, Eagle Publications            ages. The Granite State College
                     Susan Howard, Antioch New England             administrative     offices    have
                     Graduate School
                                                                   relocated to the Bow campus.
                     Edward MacKay, University System of NH
                     Linda D. Normandin, Laconia Savings Bank
                     Granite State Management & Resources
                     (GSM&R)
                     Anthony Chismark, Centrix Bank
                     Richard Craig, University of NH (retired)
                     Thomas Horgan, NH College & University                                                        Bus Trip
                     Council
                     Cornelius Joyce, Bank of NH                   Welcome New Financial                         to EASFAA
                     Gerald Little, NH Bankers Association             Aid Directors:                    Representatives from the NHHEAF
                     Brad Poznanski, Southern NH University                                              Network Organizations and seven
                     Charles Rolecek, C.R. Sparks & Premier            Kenneth Ferreira,                 New Hampshire schools traveled
                     Catering                                      Director of Financial Aid             together by chartered bus to the
                     Mary Ellen Severence, Clark University
                     Dr. William Simonton, NH Community
                                                                       at Franklin Pierce                Eastern Association of Student
                     Technical College System                               College                      Financial Aid Administrators
                     Robert Tuveson, Plymouth State University                                           (EASFAA) conference in Atlantic
                     (retired)                                      Julia Dower, Director of             City, May 15-18. The NHHEAF
                     Ex Officios: RenØ A. Drouin, NHHEAF             Financial Aid at New                Network Organizations were also a
                                     Network Organizations,                                              sponsor of the event and had an
                                     President & CEO                Hampshire Community                  exhibit as part of the tradeshow.
                     NHHEAF Network Educational Foundation             Technical College                 Attendees spent a busy four days
                     Board of Trustees (NNEF)
                     David Bliss, New Hampshire Health &
                                                                          at Claremont                   attending      workshops       and
                     Education Facilities Authority                                                      presentations,    meeting      with
                     Julie L. Dolan, Dartmouth College                Mia Bray, Director of              business partners, and visiting the
                     Daniel R. Dubreuil, Mathes Associates, Inc.        Financial Aid at                 tradeshow.
                     Clinton A. Hanson, Jr., Franklin Pierce Law       Lebanon College                   While at the conference, Susan
                     Center
                                                                                                         Howard, financial aid director at
                     Harvey D. Hill, Eagle Publications
                                                                   Mandy Martin, Assistant               Antioch New England Graduate
                     Susan Howard, Antioch New England
                     Graduate School                               Director of Financial Aid             School was named President of the
                     Edward R. MacKay, University System of NH     at Keene State College                2005/2006 EASFAA Executive
                     Linda D. Normandin, Laconia Savings Bank                                            Council. Congratulations Susan!
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          NHHEAF Network Initiative Awards $250,000 in Grants
The New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation               receive $37,500 to fund a pilot study expanding Running Start to
(NHHEAF) Network Organizations awarded $250,000 in grants              a full year of college credit at two New Hampshire high schools.
to 10 New Hampshire institutions of higher education in May
                                                                       • New Hampshire Community Technical College - Berlin/
through the Organizations' NHHEAF Network Initiative for the
                                                                       Laconia; University System of New Hampshire, Plymouth State
Advancement of Postsecondary Education.
                                                                       University and Granite State College will receive $42,000 to
  The Initiative was created in 1998 to provide funding for            establish the College and University Wing of the Mt. Washington
programs that promote and advance higher education in the state.       Valley Technology Village.
Since its inception, the program has become increasingly more
                                                                 • New Hampshire Community Technical College - Portsmouth;
competitive and over $1 million in grants have been awarded.
                                                                 Granite State College, Franklin Pierce College, Southern New
  "The Initiative is designed to encourage                                      Hampshire University, University of New
collaborative projects among all postsecondary                                  Hampshire and Daniel Webster College will
education institutions," says René A. Drouin,            Since 1998, the receive $11,447 to plan for and develop
president & CEO of the NHHEAF Network                   NHHEAF Network promotional materials for the College and
Organizations. "We are pleased to have been able                                University Partnership at Pease.
to support so many worthwhile projects over the            Initiative has
                                                                                       • New Hampshire Community Technical College
past seven years."                                      awarded over $1                - Stratham/Manchester and Timberlane Regional
  Priority is always given to applications that         million in grants to           High School will receive $5,553 for year one of
demonstrate the most significant statewide              higher education               extending Running Start into an evening division
impact over time in promoting higher education                                         and provide scholarships for up to 20 students.
in the State of New Hampshire. Drouin added                  institutions.
                                                                                        • The New Hampshire College and University
that, "in selecting projects for funding,
                                                                       Council will receive a grant of $25,000 for the continuation of its
preference is given to those that manifest and strengthen the
                                                                       Latino Student Initiative Project designed to improve access to
collaborative process between all New Hampshire education-
                                                                       postsecondary education opportunities in New Hampshire for
related organizations and advance equitable access to high quality
                                                                       Latino students.
learning opportunities within those institutions."
                                                                       • The New Hampshire College and University Council will
2005 grant recipients include:
                                                                       receive $34,000 for a collaborative marketing campaign to
• Campus Compact of New Hampshire will receive $26,500 to              increase public awareness of higher education opportunities in
create a multi-college effort to assess the status of cultural         New Hampshire, address the high-skill needs of business and
competency on campuses in New Hampshire through sub-grants             industry and promote college access and retention in the state.
and technical assistance.
                                                                       • University of New Hampshire - Manchester and New Hampshire
• Keene State College will receive $35,000 in support of               Community Technical College - Manchester will receive $12,488
continuing an early college awareness program for students at          to fund a coordinator position, to work with both schools to
Thayer Middle School in Winchester.                                    manage an English as a Second Language (ESL) Program, address
                                                                       obstacles discovered in prior collaborative ventures and
• Keene State College and Antioch New England Graduate School
                                                                       standardize assessment, curriculum, and referral protocols
will receive $20,512 to fund the position of a Service Learning
                                                                       between the colleges.
Coordinator.
                                                                       Information about the 2006 NHHEAF Network Initiative grants
• The New Hampshire Community Technical College System will
                                                                       will be available online at www.nhheaf.org in the fall.


  Mark Hillner Named NHHEAF Teacher of the Year
The NHHEAF Network Organizations were                    sponsored this award to give students a voice in
pleased to partner with WMUR-TV 9 to present             recognizing outstanding New Hampshire
Mark Hillner the NHHEAF Teacher of the Year              teachers. Hillner was nominated by some of his
award.                                                   students this past winter during the call for
                                                         nominations for outstanding k-12 teachers.
  Hillner teaches chemistry at Salem High School
in Salem, New Hampshire. He was selected for his           Michael Delahanty, superintendent of Salem
ongoing work challenging students to relate the          schools, said that Hillner possesses all the
world around them to the concepts they are learning      qualities of a teacher that anyone would want for
in class. As part of his award, Hillner also received    their child.
                                                                                                               NHHEAF Teacher of the
a $1,000 educational grant.
                                                            "I am sure that Mark Hillner is not only the       Year Mark Hillner works on
  The NHHEAF Network Organizations, the                  finest chemistry teacher in New Hampshire, but        an experiment in one of his
                                                                                                               classes at Salem High
leading provider of higher education planning            in all of New England," he said.                      School. Courtesy photo
information and funding in New Hampshire,
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       CEO Program Kicks Off Second Year with Scholarship Breakfast
    The second annual College Equals                              Thomas Raffio                     New England College in Henniker where
    Opportunity (CEO) Annual Meeting and                  Northeast Delta Dental, Concord           Cheryl plans to major in International
    Scholarship Breakfast brought together                      Charles Rolecek                     Relations with a minor in art history.
    New Hampshire business leaders with              C.R. Sparks & Premier Catering Inc., Bedford
                                                                                                    Cheryl is a single mother of two children
    college student leaders to celebrate the                                                        and has extensive leadership experience
    achievements of a successful college                         Jonathan Sheff                     working with the elderly, homeless and
                                                        Resource ManagementConsultants,
    career. During the event held in late May,                                                      youth populations.
                                                                   Concord
    five current New Hampshire college
    students were awarded with scholarships                     Edward Sheehan                        "As a non-traditional student and a
    totaling $25,000.                                       Windham Professionals, Salem            single parent going back to college, I have
                                                       Already committed to joining the ranks       had to make some difficult financial
      CEO is a statewide public awareness
                                                     of the impressive list of participating        decisions," said Kitsis. "This scholarship
    campaign, sponsored by the NHHEAF
                                                     members this year are Laconia Savings          has afforded me the opportunity to pursue
    Network Organizations, which highlights                                                         my dreams, while fulfilling my obligations
                                                     Bank President and CEO Linda
    the college experiences of successful                                                           to my family."
                                                     Normandin and Maax Inc. CEO Luke
    business leaders of New Hampshire
                                                     Gutelius.
    companies. The scholarship portion of the
    campaign awards deserving college                  Announcing the recipients
    students who have demonstrated
    outstanding leadership ability.                    Following a rigorous selection process
                                                     that included an extensive application and
      While most scholarships target funds to
                                                     interview, five college students were
    graduating high school students, the CEO         selected and each received a $5,000
    scholarship is unique in offering awards to      scholarship at the CEO Annual Meeting
    college juniors and seniors. "Typically          and Scholarship Breakfast.
    there is little in the way of scholarships for
    college upperclassman and quite often              "The value of a college education is
    their financial needs are not addressed,"        clear," said René A. Drouin, president &
    said Linda Lavallee, director of financial       CEO of the NHHEAF Network
                                                     Organizations at the event. "And these
    aid at New Hampshire Institute of Art.
                                                     scholarship recipients have shown
    "This program provides hardworking
                                                     outstanding effort in working towards
    students the opportunity to secure a             achieving their higher education goals."
    generous amount of funds that are
    otherwise very hard to come by."                   Cheryl Kitsis of Merrimack is currently                  Ryan W. Lang
      Participating members describe the             a student at NH Technical Institute in
    college experience as fundamental to their       Concord and will graduate this spring. She
    personal and professional growth.                will be transferring in the fall of 2005 to       Ryan W. Lang of Litchfield studied
    Through a series of interviews, available                                                       firefighting at the NH Community
    on the program's Web site at                                                                    Technical College in Laconia and
    www.nhceo.biz, CEO participants reveal                                                          transferred in 2004 to Rivier College in
    the challenges they faced while pursuing                                                        Nashua where he is now studying Business
    their educational goals and the                                                                 Administration full-time. Ryan says a
    opportunities that college presented for                                                        leader is someone who is confident in his
    them.                                                                                           choices and not afraid to stand by what
                                                                                                    he/she does. His ideal job would be a full-
      Eight New Hampshire chief executive                                                           time position as a firefighter in the city of
    officers are participating in the program as                                                    his choice.
    founding members. They are:
                                                                                                      "Receiving this scholarship means more
                   Scott Bacon                                                                      to me than words can describe," said Lang.
             TD Banknorth, Manchester                                                               "This scholarship is going to be able to help
                                                                                                    me finish my career in college and
              Alyson Pitman Giles
                                                                                                    hopefully one day be successful."
       Catholic Medical Center, Manchester
               Sebastian Grasso
           Windham Group, Manchester
                  Jeb Gutelius                                    Cheryl Kitsis
              Maax Inc., Manchester
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                                                Andrew Mercer of Laconia is a junior at
                                              Keene State College where he is majoring in
                                              Elementary Education and Geography.
                                              Andrew is a member of the college's track
                                              and cross country teams. He admires Lance
                                              Armstrong for his leadership qualities
                                              because Armstrong is able to balance his
                                              personal goals with the goals of his team.

                                                 "Being a first generation college student,
                                              along with a younger brother going to
                                              college in the fall, receiving the CEO
                                              Scholarship means lessening the huge
                                              financial burden on myself and my family,"
                                              Mercer said. "College has presented me
                                              with so many great experiences and
                                              opportunities. I am honored that people
                                              respect my hard work and perseverance."

           Allison McKay                                                                                Andrew Mercer


  Allison McKay of Epping will transfer                                                         Nathan R. West of Raymond is a junior
this fall to Southern NH University in                                                        at New Hampshire Institute of Art in
Manchester where she will study business                                                      Manchester. Since his chosen major of
and marketing. She is currently attending                                                     Automotive Industrial Design is not
NH Community Technical College in                                                             available in the state, he has built his own
Stratham. Allison's college experience has                                                    curriculum by taking supplementary
given her the opportunity to meet former                                                      classes, like welding, at New Hampshire
presidential candidate Senator John                                                           Community Technical College.
Edwards and President George W. Bush.
                                                                                                "Receiving the CEO Scholarship makes
  "Receiving the CEO scholarship has                                                          it feasible for someone with the
been a dream come true," said McKay. "It                                                      determination to prosper in achieving their
has shown me that college really does equal                                                   goal," said West.
opportunity and that there are people and
organizations out there who want to help
you succeed."                                            Nathan R. West




                                 Nominate a Business Leader

        To help grow the membership for this important campaign, we are looking for
        nominations of New Hampshire business leaders in the positions of CEO,
        President, Owner, Partner and Executive Director who have a passion for higher
        education and a desire to inspire others to pursue their educational goals.
        To learn about the CEO campaign, participants, scholarship recipients or to
        nominate a business leader, visit www.nhceo.biz.
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        Students, NH Legislators Share Dialog to Help Shape Public Policy
    In mid-May, 36 New Hampshire middle                                                          an effort to shape public policy at the local
    and high school students gathered to raise                                                   and state levels. The Summit also included
    their voices.                                                                                remarks from keynote speaker Rick
       The first ever Student Voice Summit                                                       Battistoni, professor of Political Science at
    was sponsored by the New Hampshire                                                           Providence College. Students participated
    Alliance for Civic Engagement (NHACE),                                                       in breakout sessions focusing in school,
    a statewide coalition that connects                                                          community and state level engagement as
    stakeholders and resources to foster                                                         well.
    enhanced civic engagement in New                                                                "Exposing students to the democratic
    Hampshire. The event was held at Franklin                                                    process has many benefits. Sharing dialog
    Pierce College's Manchester campus.                                                          between students and legislators about
       The NHHEAF Network Organizations                                                          what is important to them empowers the
    provided t-shirts with the motto, "It's your                                                 students and shows them ways to get
    voice. Use it." for all who attended the                                                     involved in their community," said Rep.
    event. Representing the Organizations at                                                     Debra Naro. "We are promoting the
    the Summit was Sarah Lowe, research                                                          development of civic engagement
    analyst for the department of research and                                                   attitudes, skills and behaviors essential for
    government relations and a member of the                                                     active leadership," she said.
    NHACE committee.                                                                                The Summit included an opportunity for
       "The students were really excited to                                                      students to spearhead proposals to the New
    meet with their peers to talk about the                                                      Hampshire        Legislators.    Legislators
    issues that are important to them," said                                                     listened to students and enjoyed the
    Lowe. "They left the Summit having                                                           opportunity to meet face to face with
    gained the tools they need to continue                                                       students interested in the political process.
    making their voices heard at the                                                                "Students deserve to be heard on issues
    community, state and national levels."                                                       confronting the future of their
       The Summit was designed to introduce                                                      communities, their state and their nation,"
    students to the basics of how democracy in     of Manchester, State Senator Bob Odell of     said State Senator Bob Odell. "[The]
    the state functions and encourage them to      Lempster, and State Representative Debra      Summit is an important first step in
    participate in making a difference in their    Naro of Plymouth, NH joined students and      affirming the role students must play in
    community. State Senator Lou D'Allesandro      listened to their concerns and interests in   this dialog."



       NHHEAF Network Organizations Sponsor Advanced Placement Conference

      The NHHEAF Network Organizations were pleased to sponsor           University of New Hampshire and a member of the Society's
      for the third year, the New Hampshire Historical Society's         Board of Trustees, shared insights about using literature and
      Advanced Placement (AP) American History Conference.               historic texts as a source of historical information.
        Approximately 270 high school juniors and their teachers           Finally, Leah Fox, director of programs at the Currier
      from 14 New Hampshire high schools participated in a series of     Museum of Art, conducted a session on how to analyze visual
      presentations, held on three days in February and March, that      art in its historical context. Students had the opportunity to
      prepared them for the Advanced Placement U. S. History             apply what they learned by using primary materials on display
      examination.                                                       in the Society's exhibit, Franklin Pierce: Defining Democracy
        "The NHHEAF Network Organizations continue to sponsor            in America. During the activity, students discussed possible
      this event because it encourages high school students to do well   interpretations with Pierce scholar Peter Wallner, the author of
      on their exam," said René A. Drouin, president & CEO of the        Franklin Pierce: New Hampshire's Favorite Son.
      NHHEAF Network Organizations. "Our mission is to help               High schools participating in the 2005 Advanced Placement
      these students with the college planning process and this          Conference were:
      conference is a good fit."                                           Belmont High School, Gilford High School, Holderness
        William O. Kellogg, a retired member of the St. Paul's           School, Keene High School, Kennett High School, Manchester
      School faculty and a co-founder of the national Advanced           Central High School, Monadnock Regional High School,
      Placement program for U. S. history students, was the keynote      Newfound Regional High School, Newport High School,
      speaker and provided a summary of what examination graders         Pinkerton, Portsmouth High School, Prospect Mountain High
      are looking for when evaluating student responses to the           School, Spaulding High School and White Mountain Regional
      intellectually rigorous exam. David H. Watters of the              School.
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  Successful Customer Service Training
On May 17th, the NHHEAF Network                 choice for New Hampshire residents we
Organizations welcomed David Lee for an         must consistently recognize and reinforce
informative day of customer service             positive customer service skills and learn
training. Lee presented his seminar titled,     some new ones!"
"What Does World Class Customer                   Lee's research is derived from a wide
Service Look Like, Why Is It Critical, and      array of subjects, including psychology,
How Do You Create It?"                          peak       performance       technology,
  The seminar, which was attended by all        anthropology, accelerated learning,
employees, focused on providing world
class customer service, both internally and
externally, through organizational and
managerial practices that optimize
employee performance. Lee has worked
                                                 “   The importance of quality,
                                                     memorable customer service
                                                     cannot be understated.
                                                                                                        All employees attended a seminar
with organizations and presented at
conferences both domestically and abroad.
He is the author of Managing Employee
                                                                                          ”
                                                                 René A. Drouin, president & CEO
                                                                  NHHEAF Network Organizations
                                                                                                        on world class customer service
                                                                                                        from David Lee in May.

                                                                                                      “The employees walked away with
Stress and Safety, as well as dozens of                                                             valuable information on how to provide
articles on employee and organizational         marketing and neurobiology. The                     excellent customer service through a
performance that have been published            fundamental concept of his work is that             greater awareness of human nature,” said
internationally.                                world-class management, customer service            Kris Bellerose, GSM&R director of human
  "The importance of quality, memorable         and marketing all depend on one's                   resources. “They also gained a better
customer service cannot be understated,"        knowledge of human nature.                          understanding of how to react to the
said René A. Drouin, president & CEO of           Key topics of discussion included:                customer’s expectations, needs, responses
the NHHEAF Network Organizations. "To           Upshifting the Upset Customer, First                and emotions to create a positive
continue to be the number one student loan      Impressions, and Eliminating the Negative.          experience for our customers.”

     Ingrid Lemaire Recipient of Financial
             Aid Association Award                                                        Developing Leaders
Ingrid Lemaire, an executive at the NHHEAF Network                                NHHEAF Network Organizations employees Tori
Organizations, was honored in April for her leadership and years of               Berube and Christine Williams have spent the past year
increasing student access to higher education in the State.                       honing their leadership skills. Both women have just
  The New Hampshire Association of Student Financial Aid                          graduated from year-long leadership institutes in
Administrators (NHASFAA) presented Lemaire with the James M.                      Concord and Manchester that are sponsored by the cities'
Reynolds Award at their annual meeting. Lemaire is the ninth
                                                                                  Chambers of Commerce. Also very involved in
recipient of the award.
                                                                                  developing future leaders is COO David Dobbins who is
  "Ingrid has been a tremendous asset to our Organizations over her
                                                                                  currently serving as chair of Leadership Lakes Region.
22 years of service," said René A. Drouin, president & CEO of the
NHHEAF Network Organizations. "Her commitment to higher                           Berube, director of customer service, was a participant in
education is inspiring to us all."                                                Leadership Concord, while Williams, senior director of
  Lemaire is vice president for Research & Government Relations                   claims and recoveries, participated in Leadership
for Granite State Management & Resources (GSM&R), one of the                      Manchester. Both women said that participating in the
NHHEAF Network Organizations. She has been with the                               program has caused them to want to get more involved in
Organizations since 1983, and was instrumental in the creation of                 their communities.
the Center for College Planning at the Organizations, a resource
                                                                                  Berube said the experience allowed her to grow
center for students and their families as they plan for college.
  The James M. Reynolds Award was first awarded in 1995 to                        personally and professionally. She is also a prior
commemorate Reynolds, one of the founding members of                              graduate of Leadership Manchester. "By participating in
NHASFAA, who had passed away earlier that year. "The award                        Leadership Concord and Manchester, I have been able to
was designed as a way to recognize someone for assistance to the                  learn a great deal about the cities I live and work in," she
association and the financial aid community," said NHASFAA                        said. "It has widened my knowledge of what issues these
President Clint Hanson. Beginning in 2001, it became a biennial                   two large New Hampshire cities face."
award.                                                                            For Williams, one of the highlights of the program was
  According to Hanson, Lemaire was selected from the many                         the opportunity to ride-along with a Manchester Police
nominations for the biennial award "for her many years of service                 Officer and see what is really happening on city streets.
not only to NHHEAF, but with other activities involving financial                 "I would highly recommend the program to anyone who
aid across the state." She is the second recipient of the award from
                                                                                  wants to get involved and make a difference," she said.
the NHHEAF Network Organizations. Former executive director
Mildred Dustin was a previous recipient.
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NHHEAF Calendar                                            COGS is Up and Running                     Look for CCP at College Fairs this Fall
August 2005                                           The Claims, Origination & Guarantee             The Center for College Planning at the
5             Product and Services                                                                    NHHEAF Network Organizations will
                                                      System (COGS), a product of many years
              Training Day for School
                                                      hard work by NHHEAF Network                     participate in two college fairs this fall
              Partners, NHHEAF Network
              Organizations offices,                  Organizations staffers has been up and          hosted by the New England Association for
              hosted by School Services               running since April 4. The program includes     College        Admission        Counseling
                                                      over one million lines of code. Many of our     (NEACAC). The first will be held at the
17            New Guidance Counselor                  school partners are utilizing this system for   University of New Hampshire 7-9 p.m.
              Training, NHHEAF Network                inquiry, reporting and change after             Thursday, Sept. 29 and 9-11:30 a.m. Fri.,
              Organizations offices,                  guarantee     functions.      Contact     the   Sept. 30, 2005. In October, they will
              hosted by Center for                    Technology Advisory Committee (TAC)             participate in a fair held at Southern New
              College Planning                                                                        Hampshire University from 7-9 p.m. Thurs,
                                                      with questions at tac@gsmr.org.
                                                                                                      Oct. 6 and 9-11:30 a.m. Fri, Oct. 7, 2005.
September
              College is Possible Month
                                                                     The Source of Knowledge for Everything College
October                                               Look & listen for the NHHEAF Network Organizations new marketing campaign that
5             2nd Annual Homeschool                   debuted in April and will continue through September. The tagline for the Organizations
              College Fair 5-7p.m.,                   will be "The Source of Knowledge for Everything College". The campaign includes print
              NHHEAF Network                          ads in major New Hampshire newspapers and radio spots on nine radio stations in the state
              Organizations offices                   and two rotating TV ads on both cable and network television.

14            NHASFAA Training Day -
              Financial Aid 101                        Newspapers                      Radio Stations                        Television Stations
              9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., NHHEAF                                                                                     ABC Family
              Network Organizations                    Berlin Daily Sun                WERZ 107.1, Portsmouth
                                                                                                                             A&E
              offices
                                                                                       WFTN 94.1, Franklin                   Bravo
                                                       Conway Daily Sun
20-21         NHASFFA/NHHEAF                                                           WGIR 101.1, Manchester                Comedy Central
              Conference Inn at Mills                  Foster's Daily                                                        ESPN
              Falls, Meredith, NH                      Democrat, Dover                 WGXL 92.3, Lebanon
                                                                                                                             ESPN2
                                                                                       WHDQ 106.1, Claremont                 Fox News
                                                       Laconia Daily Sun
Save the Date! - Discover U                                                            WHOM 94.9,                            FX
Campus Hosts :                                         Portsmouth Herald               Mt. Washington                        HGTV
NH Community Technical College at                                                                                            Lifetime
Claremont                                              The Sentinel, Keene             WKNE 103.7, Keene
Saturday, October 15, 2005                                                                                                   MTV
                                                       The Telegraph, Nashua           WOKQ/WPKQ 97.5/103.7,                 NECN
Plymouth State University                                                              Portsmouth
Saturday, February 11, 2006                                                                                                  TNT
                                                       The Union Leader,               WZID 97.5, Manchester                 USA
Franklin Pierce College                                Manchester
Saturday, April 29, 2006                                                                                                     WMUR
Saint Anselm College
Saturday, April 29, 2006                                 The    Source of Knowledge for Everything College.
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NHHEAF Network Organizations, which is                              Organizations                                                    PAID
comprised of NH Higher Education Assistance
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and NH Higher Education Loan Corporation.                           Concord, NH 03302

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                     Marketing &
                     Communications Specialist
                     603-225-6612 x596
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                     603-225-6612 x348
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